Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine

VA Ushers in New Era for Prostheses for Amputees

The first powered ankle-foot prosthesis, which propels users forward for walking, was demonstrated this morning at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Garth Stewart, an Iraq War veteran and amputee, showed off the invention created by MIT Media Lab Professor Hugh Herr and his team as part of a collaborative research initiative that includes the Providence VA Medical Center, Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Cancer Epidemiology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma On The Rise, VA/Brown Research Shows

A rare skin cancer is becoming increasingly common in the United States, according to new research from the Providence VA Medical Center and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The overall incidence of the cancer, known as cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, is higher among blacks and increases substantially with age. It was also more common among men than women. Results appear in Archives of Dermatology.
Plasmonics

On a Wire or in a Fiber, a Wave is a Wave

Around the world, students learn about the wave nature of light through the interference patterns of “Young’s double-slit experiment,” first performed more than 200 years ago and still considered among the most beautiful physics experiments. Using an analogous experiment, researchers at Brown and Stanford have shown that a simple analytical model can describe the wave nature of surface plasmon polaritons. Their work suggests that plasmonic devices cannot easily circumvent the limitations of electromagnetic waves.
Idea exchange

Brown and Paris VI Launch Collaborative Degree Programs in Math

Following on a long history of informal collaboration and exchange, the math departments at Brown University and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) are launching a formal academic affiliation. The new collaborative program will immerse graduate students in a different scientific culture as they travel from their home institution to complete three semesters of their graduate work at the host institution. Both institutions will be recognized on students’ diplomas.
Media Advisory

Iraq War Veteran To Present New Powered Ankle-Foot Prosthesis

The first prosthetic to provide propulsion for walking will be demonstrated by an Iraq War veteran and amputee at a media event to be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July, 23, 2007, at the Providence VA Medical Center. The prototype ankle-foot was created under a collaborative research initiative that includes the Providence VA Medical Center, Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Brown Technology Partnerships

What’s In Your Microcapsule? Tattoo Ink – and More

Brown University and Freedom-2, a New York City company developing inks to make safe, durable but removable tattoos, have reached a licensing agreement that gives Freedom-2 the rights to use the microencapsulation process perfected in the laboratory of Edith Mathiowitz for the purposes of making tattoo ink. But Mathiowitz’s technique for coating particles in polymers has plenty of uses outside the tattoo parlor.
Slavery and Justice

Brown Creates Commission to Commemorate History of R.I. Slavery

A 10-member Commission to Commemorate the History of Slavery in Rhode Island established by Brown University in cooperation with the City of Providence and State of Rhode Island, is charged with developing ideas for how best to acknowledge the University and community’s historical relationship to slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.

New agreement nurtures and sustains Brown’s relationship with city

On Thursday, June 5, 2003, Mayor David Cicilline and the presidents of Brown University, Johnson & Wales University, Providence College, and the Rhode Island School of Design announced an unprecedented financial agreement that will provide Providence with nearly $50 million in voluntary contributions over 20 years. The text of President Ruth J. Simmons’s announcement to the campus community follows here.

Ruth J. Simmons named 18th president of Brown University

Ruth J. Simmons, currently president of Smith College, has been named 18th president of Brown University. Her appointment was approved unanimously by the Corporation of Brown University during a special session at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000). Simmons will begin her duties July 1, 2001.

Lamphere Consent Decree is vacated; Brown cited as a national leader

Chief Judge Francis J. Boyle of the U.S. District Court in Providence has granted a petition to terminate the Lamphere Consent Decree. The University and members of a class representing all current and future female professors at Brown had jointly petitioned the court to terminate the decree, which had governed faculty hiring and promotion at Brown for 14 years.
Brown’s Second Annual Hunger Report

Hunger is an ‘anachronism’ in world of plenty

The Hunger Report: Update 1989, compiled by researchers at the Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Program at Brown University, notes the that incidence of famine decreased somewhat and food production increased in many countries in 1988, but household food poverty is increasing in countries burdened by debt repayment, drastic reductions in health and nutrition expenditures, and rampaging inflation.

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